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Nature Dance Poems | Nature Poems About Dance

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Details | Alliteration |

The Narwhal Song

~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would sing a song about a fish
   A fish who is not a fish, but a whale
   Not just any whale, A Narwhal

This night I'll sing a short song of a whale
Dancing under the moonlight dusk
Swimming with ivory tusk, underwater musk
Rising to the morning glory in the sky
Communicating with the waves
Squealing around, 
Trilling and clicking supersonic sounds

   If I could tell you a tale
   It wouldn't be just any tale
   I would tell you a tale of a fish
   A fish who is not a fish, but a whale
   Not just any whale, A Narwhal

Grayish brown, 
White freckled belly crown
Elusive and mysterious
Without the Arctic water, I'll get delirious
A rare whale, with a tooth for a hoot
Enjoying shrimp, squid, and fish food
Taking care of the young, 
I swim in pods all day long
I' stay away from what consumes my cod
Polar bears, orca whales and native spear
My greatest fear and nightmares.

   If I could share some words
   It wouldn't be just any words.
   I would share some words about a fish
   A fish who is not a fish, but a whale
   Not just any whale, A Narwhal

Deep, down the ocean odyssey
My beliefs and skin peel easily 
With a tear, I drown
When called "The Underwater Unicorn"
My words are naught more than a sad song I sing
A tale of a whale not just any whale, A Narwhal
The next time you go out to sea
Looking for blubber and ivory
Please don't look at me!
For I am just a Narwhal 
And, I belong to the sea

~*~
09/15/2015
Contest: Any Poem You Ever Wrote NOT For A Contest
Sponsor: Broken Wings

Copyright © SKAT A | Year Posted 2015


Details | Free verse |

Dragonflies Dancing

Sunlight sparkles on the shimmering pond Its mirror like surface smooth as silk Dragonflies dance across the water Performing aerial acrobatics like a circus in the air Water dipping on a fairground ferris wheel Then plunging dramatically like a helicopter in free-fall Rising and falling skimming the water so gracefully Transparent gossamer wings flapping in flight Shimmering like a sapphire in the early morning sun Dazzling me with your infinite beauty Some summer days I wish I had wings Seeing dragonflies’ dancing makes my heart sing This is one of my early poems and it is a particular favourite as I tried very hard with the imagery Contest: A poem that you enjoyed Sponsored by Lewis Raynes 15th May 2014

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2014

Details | Sonnet |

An Invitation to Dance

When fields gleam aureate and song birds sing and transient stars in clusters scintillate, when sweet perennials are coaxed by spring to blossom forth, he comes with sprightly gait. He wends his way along the mountain trails past opalescent rush of streams and rills, goat-footed, on the paths that ribbon dales and wind around and up and down small hills. Then nymphs appear as, through the woods, he trips to flower-smitten meadows. Fancy-free, he leads them with his reed held to his lips, till blithely they embrace his rhapsody. So hear the music; watch the wood nymphs spin. . . Then captured by sheer merriment, join in! For Nathan A.'s ANY POEM GOES Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2010


Details | Haiku |

Fire-Water Dance



saffron sun flames sky melted gold joins blue riffles-- sunset swims to shore Susan Ashley 8/20/17 ~ NA ~ Contest: Premiere Haiku Contest II - Anything Goes Sponsor: Chris D. Aechtner

Copyright © Susan Ashley | Year Posted 2017

Details | Rhyme |

THE LONELINESS OF A LOST CLOUD

God named me a straying cloud,
and by His perpetual wish I abide...
as the loneliest cloud floating on the earth's breeze.
I glance below and discover the yellow daffodils pride, 
and fluttering they dance beneath the apple trees;
and as a sparrow I feel the bond. 


My night visitation is more exciting than broad daylight,
I encounter many stars and make them my friends,
and they love shining on the Milky Way...
looking down on the lonely bay so bright;
and tossing their luminous heads, they brightly dance:
so happy they have come my way!


Even the ocean's waves join them in their play,
but their dance is better than theirs,
and at such wondrous sight I make verse...
being offered their warm company;
I am amazed by how they roll and still gazing away,
I do admire the spectacle that gladdens me.


So often, on my couch I gladly lie to rest,
but overwhelmed by empty or moody thoughts,
that splendid image flashes in the glow of the sunset;
my daffodils still wave and invite me to dance,
and I dance with them, making a happy sound...
not to feel the loneliness of a lost cloud. 


Entered in Brian Strand's Adaption poetry contest
This is an adaption of Williams Wordsworth's poem,
"I wandered lonely as a cloud"

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2009

Details | Rhyme |

Winter's Song

Autumn dripping leaves of weary gold
Exits quietly, fading through the trees.
Hawthorn shakes her cloak of ruby fire.
Naked to the woods and twisting breeze.
 
Winter’s breath now lingers in the air.
Strands of whispered frost on silver lace.
Deep within the green a distant voice.
Calls the breeze to dance with chilling grace.
 
Winter’s tune plays keenly on the wind.
Snowflakes dance and play her melody.
Wrapped in fur she drapes the scene in white.
Nature shrouded, steeped in mystery.
 
Winter’s touch threads spider’s webs with gems.
Diamond drops of cold reflected glass.
Water turns to stone with breathless ease.
Frozen daggers arm each blade of grass.
 
Winter’s kiss enchants the wood to sleep.
Holly smiles and stains her berries bright.
Mistletoe wound tight on blackened bough.
Strands of pearl reflecting ghostly light.
 
Winter’s song plays on throughout the night.
Nature’s secrets slumber in the earth.
Spring will wake them with the sun’s return
Thaw the ground and call them to rebirth.
 

Copyright © Karen Neary | Year Posted 2007

Details | Sijo |

My Dance Partners - Visual 2

A gallant moon extends gold fingers to me on the dance floor
as I slip my legs into the chorus line of tall, green grass with ease.
Like a spiraling leaf, I’m free until eyes freeze upon his tracks.  
 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

Details | Haiku |

Seduction In Spring - A Haiku Garland

Cherry Blossoms Bloom Resplendently dressed in Pink Seducing the Spring Glory unfolding They release their sweet fragrance Pirouette and twirl Music from the breeze With limbs so graceful swaying Blushing and bowing Time of renewal A fleeting symbol of life In two weeks farewell Ethereal Muse Celebration of nature Next spring awaits you
Author's Note: I hope that in this set of Haiku, I've managed to convey the traditional importance of the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan. Cherry blossoms are the symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. Their life span is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall. I liken these flowers to the beautiful Heavenly elusive Muses, the daughters of Zeus. The awesomeness of the natural beauty of Japan is continued in the my poem and arrangement - 'A Rose by any other name ---'

Copyright © Maria Williams | Year Posted 2017

Details | Haiku |

Lightening Dots Dance

Luminescent lights bouncing through the nighttime air; fireflies, in my yard.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

Details | Senryu |

Rain Dance

We smile, it's raining Jovial in dancing joy Soaked to the skin Warm hearth welcomes us Naked to bare, towelling Goosebumps diminish Pillows, rugs, two lie Face to face, lips now caress We, attraction flows Candles flickering Undulating shadows grace Unification .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

Details | Haiku |

tap dance

raindrops tap dancing
to a falling melody
thunderous applause

Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2014

Details | Free verse |

Groundswell Girl - Named by JB

Enter a storybook tale
Where I can be 
The heroine you hail
Lucid dreams of soft reflection
A touch heated with lust and desired protection
A breathe a gasp as we succeed 
Join the fairytale with me
Valiant night within dark eyes
the right movement and I make them shine
like moonlight on the steamy hot spring
care to follow for a little dip with me
Trailing like the water at my fingertips
Grasp me around my hips
As close as the breeze on my skin 
Whisper lies as I let you in 
Lips mumbling up my thighs
bare heart exposed to the sky 
fire burning in my veins
Am I a mistress of this lust or simply a slave
Trembling with desire
Take me till we've lost count of the hours
enter this storybook tale
Where I can be the heroine you hail

Copyright © Jay Loveless | Year Posted 2012

Details | Sonnet |

Sunrise, Heaven And Nature Conspire

Sunrise, Heaven And Nature Conspire!


At sunrise, when morn breaks into sweet day
Darkness,eases into another far lost realm
Light returns to splendor in its bright way
Sun-ship glowing,celestial giant at the helm!

We that rise up to see this wondrous event
soak in its beauty, holding its glory fast
Our future embraced and our past thus spent
each day's memories and hopes sail at last!

Heaven and Nature conspire to give that gift
hours await to explore life's great dreams
Darkness fled,giving again blessed day shift
full of promises riding magnificent streams!

At sunrise, when morn breaks into its sweet day
Earth gives man more time to love, dance and play!

Robert J. Lindley, mid-70's

Old sonnet, perhaps mid/late 70's.
Had no date on it.. Certainly was at an 
optimistic time in my young life.

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2015

Details | Couplet |

Autumn's Breeze

Crisp Autumn seeps through the day
Dew balances a fresh cut blade

Tangerine skies seethe God's Grace
Summer's vehment blaze...replaced

Slipping sweetness around my pillow
Cool winds dance with weeping willow

Stars twinkle down through thick dense trees
As spirits dance in fresh Autumn's breeze

Copyright © Jane Bowen | Year Posted 2009

Details | Haiku |

Nature's Orchestra

Flowers dance to tunes
Of flapping leaves in mild wind:
Nature's orchestra.

Copyright © Suresh Babu Palani | Year Posted 2009

Details | Haiku |

Evening Waltz

The cicada's song,
Rouses the shadows to dance:
Swaying silhouettes.

Copyright © Raul Moreno | Year Posted 2013

Details | Quintain (Sicilian) |

Rain Dance

On a crisp autumn afternoon,
Much to my stunned delight,
Storms clouds morph into monsoon
With jagged spears of light
And thunder cracks of doom.

Dancing in the storm’s eye
Fat raindrops bouncing all around
Afraid I will soon die
Trying hard not to drown
So happy I could cry.

After months of summer sun
Rivers and streams almost dry
Rain pounding like a drum
No chance of blue sky
Praying more rain will come.

Copyright © Miss Sassy | Year Posted 2015

Details | Haiku |

The Dance-repost



the leaves are dancing like a thousand butterflies the wind is master
My first poem on the soup....

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2011

Details | Free verse |

Shadow Dance

I listen to my shadow as it wakes
Contemplating its solitude, hearing how peacefully it
Settles over dawn’s breath, and how it looks upon
Last night’s fire, now a stain upon the earth

I listen to the sky cleft open the dawn
Watch as she tears a strip from her canvas taught with night’s frost, 
Allowing the last of the stars to slip away, unseen
Whilst my shadow watches sleep invade my breath again

I now listen as dawn unfolds about my camp
Watch as the shadows slyly acquaint themselves
And how impishly they mingle with the tall trees
Until sunlight chases them all away

I listen to my shadow bashfully retreat beneath me
Solitude dissolving in birdsong and the 
Growing pains of the forest, as 
Clouds now collect to frighten the sky away

I listen to the wind chase itself through the trees
Moaning in search of those shadows, as
Tired leaves fall amongst the cries of the forest, where 
Tears gather into cups of the fallen

I listen to my shadow slurp greedily from the forest floor
Gathering the tears of the fallen, cradling them 
Like his own flesh and blood, until the solitude returns
And the night’s fire makes the shadows 
Dance with the forest once again

Copyright © Mark Trichet | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |

Kiss the Rain


~*~ To reach out and touch you Feel your warmth on my skin So intangible So surreal As sun sets on pillows And mist laden sorrows The dark windswept willows Now sleep till tomorrow Then come dance again As the sun sets up high And the whispering wind Carries a soft kiss of Spring rain As sun sets on pillows And snow covered mountains The crash of swift rivers Lift fleeting light fountains As dainty droplets fall Sending you sweet kisses Springs soft kiss of rain Come dance again As sun sets on pillows And oceans set motions The sweet songbirds chorus Fills a million emotions To reach out and touch you In Sring soft kisses of rain Come dance again.. ~*~

Copyright © Tracie Edwards | Year Posted 2012

Details | Free verse |

Tropical Splendour


Tropical sunshine 
streaming down
from a clear blue and white sky
with fleecy white clouds
edged with wisps of mist
like giant grains of popcorn
drifting slowly by
way up in the sky

The sunshine 
bathing the sugar cane fields below
with golden sunbeams
saturating the texture
of its long grass-like leaves
with its radiance
enlivening them and
transforming the fields into
an emerald sea 
of brilliant green

Tropical breeze 
swaying the sugar cane leaves
gently caressing them
making them dance in unison
like the waves of the ocean

The dancing leaves 
vibrating in harmony
with each other
create a murmuring sound 
that builds in intensity
and reaches a crescendo
like the roar
of the waves of the ocean
setting the leaves 
in a wild dance of ecstasy
and then gently subsiding
to the soothing sound
of a gentle breeze
inducing a state 
of peacefulness
and tranquillity

At such moments
alone with nature
one can feel a strange unity
with everything around
Unity that is so strong 
and overpowering
that one loses consciousness
of one's individual self
one has no consciousness
of time and space
but only of that moment
- the infinite eternal NOW

One's consciousness seems to merge
with a deeper consciousness
of the unity of all things
in nature and the cosmos
One experiences an awareness
of a deeper reality 
that is impossible
to describe in words

One makes contact 
with one's cosmic roots
in a dimension where
time and space
are irrelevant
It is the synchronisation
of one's consciousness
with the absolute
and ultimate reality
of the cosmos




As a young boy, around nine or ten, I used to love to be in the sugar-cane fields in my native tropical island, Trinidad. I got a natural high, being dazzled by the brilliant sunshine and  listening to the sighing of the sugar cane leaves as they swayed in the breeze like the waves of the ocean. I felt that Nature was speaking to me, transporting me to another world where I connected with my cosmic roots, becoming part of the unity of all things.



Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2014

Details | Haiku |

BUTTERFLY DANCE

bejeweled wings soar on a sultry summer day blossom gently falls Sponsored by Jamie Pan Its time for a little haiku contest Category – nature 01~11~17

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017

Details | Rhyme |

I Saw A Poem Dancing

Nature's up at break of day,
revealing beauty around me lay.
I see the sunrise flashing through,
coloring the hills purple and blue.

A squirrel scampers through dew wet grass,
a nut in is cheeks as he hurries past.
I listen to a far off waterfall,
and hear chirping birds sing their mating call.

Brown and yellow butterflies
delight my ever searching eyes.
And wild flowers fragrant and sweet,
smell like my Savior, someday I will meet.

Now a balmy breeze blows through my hair,
and a poem dances in the air.









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Copyright © Darlene Gifford | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Sun Dancing


sunshine dancing on the rippling water sets it glistening reflecting the sun's beauty in sparkling water diamonds

Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2013

Details | Free verse |

Sway

Sway over me,
My weeping willow ...
Twist and twirl in the
Whisk of a mistral,
Beget of precise desire.

Supple branches to
Arc en Arabesque,
Wistful and prurient,
Your yielding boughs,
Bowed in contours to

Seduce languid hearts.
Mine, a simpleton's folly
To the unwary prey be,
A beguiled harlequin
Rendered your vamp,

The torrid martyr of
An earthly Jezebel's ire,
Offered up willingly to
Your arborous gallows,
If but just once to join,

To twirl and twist and
Mingle and entwine ...
If but just once to dance
With my weeping willow ...
And sway.

** FIRST PLACE in the "July Premiere Poetry Contest", Brian Strand, Sponsor. **

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2016

Details | Rhyme |

Goblins' Dance

Solid cover of morn's damp dew
Looks frosty 'pon mown grass
Jets have traversed the eastern sky
Leaving white streaks where passed

The rising sun has cast some pink
There's sand 'pon the low clouds
A mysterious fog hides the hills
Where goblins gather in crowds  

They roast marshmallows in the night
Play, sing, and dance with glee
Dare the owls to sing who, who, who
At the rising sun flee

Contest: Everything Halloween
Sponsor: Russell Sivey
September 12, 2013


Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013

Details | Free verse |

The Final Dance - A Leaf's Liturgy

Watch me!

Oh, watch me dance!
All these months I have waited
Twisting in the wind with the others
Clasping tight
Doing my work

Helping to feed The One
Creating sustenance to give
From the air and rain and sunlight
How diligent I have been!
My ribs strengthening

Veins surging
With their life-giving fluid
Singing with the other Little Ones
When the breeze tickled us
Yes, I've waited

The wait (and work) has been blithe
But, oh, so much MORE joyous
Is The Dance!
The work is complete
The One is fed for the winter

The way made for those that come after
Now is Autumn
Now we dance, joy!
Now we dance and die!
Oh, do not fear for me, I am bliss!

The dance is everything!
The dance is our end, yes
But oh, such a sublime end it IS!
To bounce and float and drift!
To spin and dive and soar, resplendent!

To show my bright colors to the earth and sky!
Is there any farewell more wonderful?
Is there any requiem as exquisite?
Just ONE dance
But, oh, how divine it is!

No other dance is like mine - none!
None of my kind will drift as I do ...
We each have our own time
We each have our own sway
Each of us, a grand danse de la mort!

And it is perfection!
Oh, to inhabit the wind with such color!
To dance such a death, divine ...
Such a wondrous celebration
Of the new life to come ...

With Springtide!


** For the "Autumn Colors" Poetry Contest, Nayda Ivette Negron, Sponsor. **

** FOURTH PLACE in the "Blowing In the Wind Poetry Contest", Nicola Byrne, Sponsor & Judge. **

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017

Details | Rhyme |

A Rage Against The Storm

A Rage Against The Storm


Alas! against the storm I did bellow,
you bloweth upon the wrong fellow
My soul you have now so sorely tried
fear, your gift has now so surely died!

Nature feeds your evil blowing wrath,
I curse your daring this upon my path
Heaven's powers ignore your wicked deeds
you the rot that eats away joy's seeds!

Hark! all the destruction you have wrought,
fruits of sins that man surely has bought
Yet, I defy your right to so hammer me
I, the strongest root of my family tree!

Rage on , tear out the withered and the old
This man defies you with a heart very bold!

Robert J. Lindley, 08-27-2014

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2014

Details | Acrostic |

Summer Rain

Standing on the sidewalk,
Underneath the trees,
My ears can hear it talk,
Murmuring with the breeze,
Every drop hits the street,
Running in it's own way,

Raining down it's own beat,
A song it just wants to play,
I can feel their dancing feet,
Near mine on a summer day.







Written - June, 27th, 2014

Copyright © Kelly Deschler | Year Posted 2014

Details | Sonnet |

Water Dance

In the watery bed I float along
Soothing thoughts swirl aimlessly in my head
Blue green melting into a lovely song 
Whispering trickles of words to be said

Dancing so beautifully on the toe
Ballerinas drown on their timely own
Spinning in circles big little and low
Wonderful and flowing let it be known

Small asters and rose petals float about
The aquatic surface so pure and smooth
Ripples and waves forcing me in and out
The differences in motion break and move

Watery eyes gazing into the sun
My journey of wet life has just begun

Copyright © Dana Christou | Year Posted 2015